NLCO for wide consultation on Srinagar Master Plan review

Srinagar, Jan 28: Welcoming the mid-term review of the Srinagar Master Plan 2001-2021, Nigeen Lake Conservation Organization (NLCO) has urged the government to ensure larger participation of the stakeholders in the revision process to make it a comprehensive and futuristic document.
 In a statement issued here today, NLCO chairman Manzoor Ahmad Wangnoo while welcoming hosting of the draft land use plan on the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) website has urged the government to finalize the revised Master Plan document only after extensive consultation with the stakeholders to ensure planned development of the Srinagar metropolitan city.
 NLCO while hailing the efforts on SDA in undertaking the review of the Master Plan in a professional way has expressed the hope that the document would lay the roadmap for planned development of the city in tune with the futuristic infrastructure requirements.
 “We hope that under the dynamic leadership of Vice-Chairman Farooq Renzushah, SDA would come out with a visionary Master Plan for Srinagar city,” NLCO statement said.
 Meanwhile, the state government Monday said that it is working on new Master Plan-2021 for winter capital Jammu to be implemented in next 10 years.
 “The state government is working on a new Master Plan-2021 for winter capital Jammu to be implemented in next ten years envisaging its expansion over twice the present area of the city from Purmandal in Samba district to Akhnoor in Jammu district," Urban Development Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said today.
 The Master Plan drafted by CEPT University, Ahmedabad, was discussed at a high-level meeting here with Jora in the chair, an official handout said.
 The meeting was informed that at present the existing Jammu city, with a population of 9,32,500, is spread over 175 sq km, while the projected population of the city in 2021 is estimated to be near double at 17,62,425 requiring an area of 404 sq km.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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